C100 Opens Nominations for 48Hrs in the Valley Summer Cohort

Nominations for the summer cohort of 48Hrs in the Valley are open.

Twice a year, C100 brings up to 20 Canadian companies to Silicon Valley for 48 hours of mentorship, networking opportunities, and investor meetings.

48Hrs in the Valley has been a C100 program with more than 200 alumni companies since 2010. These startups have collectively raised $3.3 Billion USD in funding to date.

This year’s theme—“Capital Matters: Human. Financial. Social”—is centered around the premise that founders from outside the Valley often find a steep learning curve in relation to the different types of capital required to scale at each stage of their company’s growth.

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The human capital track will focus on the importance of acquiring and retaining quality talent, the differences between doing so in Canada and in the Valley, and the challenges founders face in the process. The second track, financial capital, will highlight the specific ways that founders can expect to engage with investors when raising capital, Silicon Valley’s high standards, how they compare to different markets, and how to approach US VCs. Lastly, the Valley trades on “social capital.” Founders will learn what the term means, how to leverage it, introduction etiquette, and the advantages of building a robust network in the Valley.

To qualify for 48Hrs in the Valley, companies must pass what C100 refers to as the “Silicon Valley Bar”: they should have at least $1M in Seed funding or annual revenue to date, exhibit significant growth potential (~10% monthly growth in revenue or users), and have demonstrated market traction. 48Hrs in the Valley, CEO Summit and more.